‘Sector coupling and industrial symbiosis strategies between carbon-intensive sectors’ during the Just Transition Platform Conference (24-26 October, hybrid event)
ECRN Monika Banka joins the panel ‘Sector coupling and industrial symbiosis strategies between carbon-intensive sectors’, Monday 24 October, 2:30-4:00, online.
The conference will provide a forum for sharing views and experiences on the just transition process. It will involve stakeholders from national, local and regional authorities as well as economic and social partners, the wider society and representatives from the European Commission; Commissioners Ferreira and Simson will join the panels as well. The conference will highlight the shift from preparation to implementation of the Just Transition Mechanism, and serve as a tool to help Member States and regions unlock the support available through the Mechanism itself, ensuring a fair and 'just' transition that leaves no person or region behind.
On the panel: we will discuss how carbon intensive sectors such as steel, cement and chemicals often face common challenges in terms of employment, skills or governance. Panelists will highlight these commonalities: we believe that the sharing of experiences and knowledge is crucial for the implementation of a just transition in carbon intensive regions. We will bring in the chemical sector perspective, and discuss with panelists from the steel and cement sectors.
The Just Transition Platform was established in 2020 to provide technical and advisory support to different stakeholders at local level involved in activities related to the just transition, particularly in regions dependent on fossil fuels or carbon-intensive industries. The Platform helps stakeholdares in sharing best practices, knowledge and skills. To do so, it regularly organizes events and builds a strong network of experts and projects participants can rely on. One of the JTP’s key initiatives involves four dedicated Working Groups: on steel, cement and chemicals (and a horizontal group). The aim of these groups is to take a more technical and local perspective in the discussion, to be able to develop concrete initiatives.